What are the important events that happened on December 28, 1978? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

December 28, 1978: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 28, 1978 is the 362nd day of the year 1978 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 3 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 15, 1978 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 283,651,200 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectahexacontadigon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $1,265.70. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Capricorn is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Horse is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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December 28, 1978 Historical Events

  • 1978
    With the crew investigating a problem with the landing gear, United Airlines Flight 173 runs out of fuel and crashes in Portland, Oregon, killing 10. As a result, United Airlines instituted the industry’s first crew resource management program.

Who were born on December 28, 1978?

  • 1978
    Chris Coyne, Australian footballer
  • 1978
    John Legend, American musician

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